Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Our favorite film of the Sundance Film Festival is coming out in June and the first trailer has been revealed. The film is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, and it follows a high school slacker (Thomas Mann) who befriends a classmate (Olivia Cooke) who is dying. But that’s only part of the magic in this movie. Check out the first Me and Earl and the Dying Girl trailer below.
Thanks to Fox Searchlight.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Trailer
You can read our review of the film at this link, which I recommend, because it’ll put into context why we loved this movie. It won the top two prizes at Sundance this year, which Oscar-winner Whiplash did the year before, but this trailer struggles to show why this movie is so great. That’s not the trailer’s fault though. It’s a kind of crazy, beautiful movie that works much better as a whole than it does in a two minute trailer. Nevertheless, tell us what you think below.
Here’s the official description:
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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.